Per Public Act 206 of 1893 (The General Property Tax Act), Section 211.1
“All property, real and personal, within the jurisdiction of this state, not expressly exempted, shall be subject to taxation”.
To review the full scope of what is considered Personal Property, please refer to Section 211.8 of the General Property Tax Act.
If you've received a personal property notice from the City of Kentwood then you MUST respond before the February 20th due date or be subject to an estimated assessment.
Further information can be found provided by the State of Michigan Tax Commission’s Frequently Asked Questions Page.
Beginning in 2020 you can now submit online!
Personal Property E-File
Do you qualify for the Small Business Property Tax Exemption?
If your business's personal property is less than $80,000 then you may be entitled to the small business exemption. To apply, please click the above link. If you file for the small business exemption, then you do not need to file a personal property tax statement unless requested.
How else can I file?
Alternatively, you may file the paper version of the forms to our offices. You can find the documents needed in our document center on the left-hand side of the page or on the State of Michigan's Treasury web site. You may drop them off in person if you would like a stamped copy or mail them to;
CITY OF KENTWOOD ASSESSOR
4900 BRETON AVE, SE.
P.O. BOX 8848
KENTWOOD, MI 49518-8848
ANY BUSINESS THAT HAS SOLD, CLOSED, OR MOVED OUTSIDE OF CITY OF KENTWOOD MUST
NOTIFY THE ASSESSOR IMMEDIATELY TO AVOID ANY POTENTIAL FUTURE ASSESSMENTS.